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The goal of this project is to improve immunization rates in assisted and independent living facilities by using CANImmunize.
What is CANImmunize?
CANImmunize is an easy-to-use digital vaccine tracking system to help older adults, their families, and care homes easily keep track of vaccinations. CIRA is piloting CANImmunize, Canada’s digital immunization tracking system, to track vaccinations in assisted and independent living facilities at York Care Centre and the greater Fredericton area.
CANImmunize is a technology company specializing in immunization software. It developed the CANImmunize platform, a pan-Canadian digital immunization tracking system, that helps Canadians keep track of their vaccinations with a mobile app and web portal. Their 'Clinic Flow' allows hospitals, seniors’ residences, and health care organizations to seamlessly run digital vaccination clinics. The team offers digital solutions to businesses, health care organizations, and governments for vaccinations and tracking, and is preparing for the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
We hope this project will give a sense of what support older adults and their caregivers need to maintain their vaccination records and how complete those records are. We are also hoping to establish the feasibility of staff managing immunization records of residents and tenants in these facilities.
This project is funded by the Healthy Seniors Pilot Project. The Healthy Seniors Pilot Project is a $75 million three year agreement between the Government of New Brunswick and the Public Health Agency of Canada, jointly led by the Government of New Brunswick’s Department of Social Development and the Department of Health through the Aging Secretariat.